'Once' Wins Best Musical at Tony Awards
'Once' Wins Best Musical at Tony Awards

The bittersweet romantic musical "Once" has won the best musical prize at the Tony Awards. The musical is based on the documentary-style 2006 film about an unlikely love affair between a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin.

Both the film and musical use songs by Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard of folk rock duo the Swell Season, including the sublime, 2007 Oscar-winning song, "Falling Slowly." It stars Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti.

It beat out "Newsies," ''Nice Work If You Can Get It" and "Leap of Faith."

Meanwhile, "Clybourne Park," the remarkably perceptive Pulitzer Prize-winning play about race and real estate, won best play.

Bruce Norris work, which riffs off Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 drama "A Raisin in the Sun," is set in the same house in one Chicago neighborhood. The first act takes place in 1959 and the second is set in 2009.

"Clybourne Park" beat "Other Desert Cities," ''Peter and the Starcatcher" and "Venus in Fur."

List of Winners:

Musical: "Once"

Play: "Clybourne Park"

Choreography: Christopher Gattelli, "Newsies"

Orchestration: Martin Lowe, "Once"

Book of a Musical: Enda Walsh, "Once"

Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Judith Light, "Other Desert Cities"

Sound Design of a Musical: Clive Goodwin, "Once"

Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Michael McGrath, "Nice Work If You Can Get It"

Sound Design of a Play: Darron L. West, "Peter and the Starcatcher"

Direction of a Musical: John Tiffany, "Once"

Direction of Play: Mike Nichols, "Death of a Salesman"

Costume Design of a Play: Paloma Young, "Peter and the Starcatcher"

Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Christian Borle, "Peter and the Starcatcher"

Costume Design of a Musical: Gregg Barnes, "Follies"

Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Judy Kaye, "Nice Work If You Can Get It"

Scenic Design Play: Donyale Werle, "Peter and the Starcatcher"

Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: "Newsies"

Scenic Design of a Musical: Bob Crowley, "Once"

Revival of a Play: "Death of a Salesman"

Lighting Design of a Musical: Natasha Katz, "Once"

Lighting Design of a Play: Jeff Croiter, "Peter and the Starcatcher"

Revival of a Musical: "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess"

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Steve Kazee, "Once"

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: James Corden, "One Man, Two Guvnors"

Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Play: Nina Arianda, "Venus in Fur"

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Audra McDonald, "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess"

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